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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 105. Board of Optometry
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Optometry
7/19/2024

18VAC105-20-61. Inactive licensure; reactivation.

A. An optometrist who holds a current, unrestricted license in Virginia may, upon a request on the renewal application and submission of the required fee, be issued an inactive license. The holder of an inactive license shall not be required to maintain continuing education requirements and shall not perform any act requiring a license to practice optometry in Virginia.

B. A licensee whose license has been inactive and who requests reactivation to an active license shall file an application, pay the difference between the inactive and active renewal fees for the current year, and provide documentation of having completed continuing education hours equal to the requirement for the number of years in which the license has been inactive, not to exceed 40 contact hours.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 12, eff. March 4, 2020.

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